The Emmon M. Clarke
Farmworker Photograph Collection contains negatives, prints, and contact sheets documenting
the United Farm Workers Association's activities, such as picket lines, protests, rallies,
meetings, voting, fundraising, and operations at the
newspaper office. It also depicts families in farmworker camps,
fieldworkers, significant labor leaders and picketers such as Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta,
and Manuel Rivera, and members and performances of El Teatro Campesino. Other materials
include a publication and a portfolio of prints by photographer Jon Lewis. Bulk dates are
1966 and 1967.
Emmon Maika'aloa Clarke was born in Honolulu in 1933 to Robert and Charlotte Clarke, both
part Hawaiian. He grew up in Hawaii during and after World War II. He served in the Army in
Korea from 1950 to 1951 and was wounded in action. After the military, he studied for three
years at the University of Hawaii and for one year at the Brooks Institute of Photography in
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of
this collection is in the public domain. Copyright status for other materials is unknown.
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